The 99.5 WYCD Hoedown Returns for 2016

Author: Jon Corrigan

99.5 WYCD, in partnership with LiveNation and Palace Entertainment, is happy to announce the 34th annual 99.5 WYCD Hoedown.

Presented by RAM Trucks, this year’s event, taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, July 31, will feature performances by Brad Paisley, Chris Young and a number of great country artists.

This unique one day event will be highlighted by more than 20 bands across three stages, including GRAMMY nominee Brandy Clark, hot new country acts Chris Lane, Tucker Beathard, Drew Baldridge, Jordan Rager, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June and Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys, Olivia Lane, among others.

Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. on July 31, allowing concertgoers to bask in the breezes of DTE Energy Music Theatre and Pine Knob scene with performances and activities for all.

“Country music fans have come to expect the very best performers at Hoedown, and this year’s lineup will not disappoint them,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit.  “We look forward to creating a superior event at the historic outdoor concert venue at DTE in partnership with Palace Entertainment and Live Nation, culminating in an unforgettable concert.”

“We are excited to partner with 99.5 WYCD and Live Nation to host the acclaimed 99.5 WYCD Hoedown at DTE Energy Music Theatre,” said Adam Schneider, Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Palace Sports & Entertainment. “The venue has a rich history and tradition of hosting many of the nation’s top touring country acts, and the grounds at DTE will offer the perfect setting for concertgoers to enjoy the complete Hoedown experience. We look forward to delivering thrilling entertainment, first-class hospitality and creating lasting memories for our guests this summer.”

Advanced tickets – lawn ($25) and pavilion ($74, $45.50, $31) – go on sale on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m., and can be purchased at, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

For information on the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown visit and follow the WYCD Facebook & Twitter page for updates.

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